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We're hiring a Research and Communication Intern!


Location: Work-from-home

Application Deadline: All applications will be assessed on a rolling basis till the position is filled.

Expected Starting Date: 14th December 2021

Post Level: Research and Communication Intern

Duration of Initial Contract: Three months with an opportunity for extension

No. of positions: 1

Type: Part-time, Paid


Organization Profile

At the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing in 1995, delegates set a goal to ensure 30 per cent women in positions of public leadership. Since then, around 100 countries have introduced affirmative action policies, resulting in a doubling of the global average of women in national parliaments from 11.3% in 1995 to 24.3% in 2018. However, India’s performance leaves much to be desired. According to data released by the Inter-Parliamentary Union in 2021, India is ranked 148 out of 193 countries when it comes to representation of women in its national parliament. In India, politics is still seen as a male bastion. Women in politics face multifarious challenges – sexism of voters, family and social pressure, misogynistic counterparts, financial struggle, lack of policy and subject knowledge etc. Faced with these roadblocks, very few women enter politics, and even fewer sustain a long political career.

Femme First Foundation is a non-partisan, non-profit organisation committed to amplifying women leadership in Indian politics. It is an undeniable fact that politics encompasses all the elements of the society, making it the most influential route to effect positive change. Keeping this in mind, under the leadership of Ms. Angellica Aribam, Femme First Foundation aims to nurture and groom women political leaders for a brighter and better India.


Internship Opportunity 

Femme First Foundation is designing and planning the roll-out of various programs ranging from mentorship, awareness building, sensitization, to institution of support networks. Our 3-month internship program is open to students and young professionals alike interested in learning about women leadership in politics. Interns will be expected to commit a minimum of 20 hours per week, which may vary based on the project undertaken. Through the internship, you will have the opportunity to interact closely with both, emerging and experienced women leaders in positions of political leadership, and to influence discourse at the intersection of gender and politics.


Duties and Responsibilities to support the organizational mandate at this stage are listed below:

  • Content Creation - Create inspirational, informative, and engaging graphical content for all digital platforms of the organization

  • Evidence Gathering - Conduct secondary research on gender and politics, and summarize findings for dissemination across various platforms

  • Information and Awareness Campaign – Create and execute a social media strategy for the organization


Eligibility Requirements and Application Process

Core competencies:

  • Research skills

  • Proactive and motivated

  • Creative

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Knowledge of designing softwares like canva, photoshop, etc.

Interested candidates are requested to share:

  • Resume (max 1 page)

  • Cover letter

  • Samples of work (designs, infographics, blog, etc)

You may submit the above documents and fill the application form here.

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to complete a task prior to being invited for an online interview.


Additional Information

This is a paid internship. The intern will be expected to work from home and need a functioning internet connection, computer/laptop and a smartphone. On successful completion of the internship, interns will receive a certificate of experience and a letter of recommendation on request.

To know more about the internship, feel free to reach out to Ankita Phalle at

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